|Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn’t get - TED.com|
You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; business; gender; leadership; men; women; women in business; TEDxBeaconStreet; 2013
|Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland's financial crash - TED.com|
Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 traditionally "feminine" values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; politics; women; 2010
|Jackson Katz: Violence against women—it's a men's issue - TED.com|
Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women’s issues.” But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men’s issues -- and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all -- women and men -- to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; men; violence; women; TEDxFiDiWomen; 2012
|Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala - TED.com|
Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TED2014; 2014
|Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school - TED.com|
Kakenya Ntaiya made a deal with her father: She would undergo the traditional Maasai rite of passage of female circumcision if he would let her go to high school. Ntaiya tells the fearless story of continuing on to college, and of working with her village elders to build a school for girls in her community. It’s the educational journey of one that altered the destiny of 125 young women. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; development; education; women; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2012
|Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders - TED.com|
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; education; leadership; technology; women; 2010
|Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine - TED.com|
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; TEDWomen; culture; data; economics; women; 2010
|Tony Porter: A call to men - TED.com|
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; men; women; 2010
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|Sheryl Sandberg: So we leaned in ... now what? - TED.com|
Sheryl Sandberg admits she was terrified to step onto the TED stage in 2010 -- because she was going to talk, for the first time, about the lonely experience of being a woman in the top tiers of business. Millions of views (and a best-selling book) later, the Facebook COO talks with the woman who pushed her to give that first talk, Pat Mitchell. Sandberg opens up about the reaction to her idea, and explores the ways that women still struggle with success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; leadership; women; work; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls - TED.com|
Imagine a country where girls must sneak out to go to school, with deadly consequences if they get caught learning. This was Afghanistan under the Taliban, and traces of that danger remain today. 22-year-old Shabana Basij-Rasikh runs a school for girls in Afghanistan. She celebrates the power of a family's decision to believe in their daughters -- and tells the story of one brave father who stood up to local threats...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; education; global issues; women; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Paula Johnson: His and hers … healthcare - TED.com|
Every cell in the human body has a sex, which means that men and women are different right down to the cellular level. Yet too often, research and medicine ignore this insight -- and the often startlingly different ways in which the two sexes respond to disease or treatment. As pioneering doctor Paula Johnson describes in this thought-provoking talk, lumping everyone in together means we essentially leave women's health to chance...
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; health; women; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one - TED.com|
"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; women; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you - TED.com|
About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; beauty; life; women; TED@Unilever; 2014
|Esta Soler: How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped) - TED.com|
When Esta Soler lobbied for a bill outlawing domestic violence in 1984, one politician called it the "Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act." "If only I had Twitter then," she mused. This sweeping, optimistic talk charts 30 years of tactics and technologies -- from the Polaroid camera to social media -- that led to a 64% drop in domestic violence in the U.S.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; gender; violence; women; TEDWomen 2013; 2013
|Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked Arab Spring - TED.com|
Pollster Dalia Mogahed shares surprising data on Egyptian people's attitudes and hopes before the Arab Spring -- with a special focus on the role of women in sparking change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; data; economics; women; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"? - TED.com|
Public policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter made waves with her 2012 article, "Why women still can't have it all." But really, is this only a question for women? Here Slaughter expands her ideas and explains why shifts in work culture, public policy and social mores can lead to more equality -- for men, women, all of us.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; inequality; men; policy; women; work; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Morley sings "Women of Hope" - TED.com|
Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi’s call to action, “If you’re feeling helpless, help someone,” Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; activism; arts; music; poetry; women; 2011
|Nellie McKay sings "Mother of Pearl" and "If I Had You" - TED.com|
The wonderful Nellie McKay sings "Mother of Pearl" (with the immortal first line "Feminists don't have a sense of humor") and "If I Had You" from her sparkling set at TED2008.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; entertainment; humor; love; music; piano; short talk; women; 2008
|Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work -- and what might - TED.com|
Zahra' Langhi was part of the "days of rage" movement that helped topple the dictator Qaddafi. But -- then what? In their first elections, Libyans tried an innovative slate of candidates, the "zipper ballot," that ensured equal representation from men and women of both sides. Yet the same gridlocked politics of dominance and exclusion won out. What Libya needs now, Langhi suggests, is collaboration, not competition; compassion, not rage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; compassion; global issues; politics; women; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Eve Ensler on security - TED.com|
Playwright Eve Ensler explores our modern craving for security -- and why it makes us less secure. Listen for inspiring, heartbreaking stories of women making change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; spoken word; technology; violence; war; women; 2005
|Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls - TED.com|
Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell -- of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; global issues; peace; social change; women; 2012
|Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving social problems with a nudge - TED.com|
MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems -- those we know how to solve, but don't. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology ... yet somehow, we don't or can't. Why?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; economics; global issues; health; technology; women; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl - TED.com|
In this passionate talk, Eve Ensler declares that there is a girl cell in us all -- a cell that we have all been taught to suppress. She tells heartfelt stories of girls around the world who have overcome shocking adversity and violence to reveal the astonishing strength of being a girl.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; gender; self; social change; women; TEDIndia 2009; 2009
|Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception - TED.com|
Women aren’t micro--so why do they only get micro-loans? At TEDxWomen reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms-- from home businesses to major factories-- are the overlooked key to economic developme
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; entrepreneur; global issues; poverty; women; 2011
|Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Want to help Africa? Do business here - TED.com|
We know the negative images of Africa -- famine and disease, conflict and corruption. But, says Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, there's another, less-told story happening in many African nations: one of reform, economic growth and business opportunity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Africa; Featured; business; corruption; global issues; investment; women; 2007
|Mother and daughter doctor-heroes: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed - TED.com|
They've been called the "saints of Somalia." Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where -- in the face of civil war and open oppression of women -- they've built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; community; global issues; health; medicine; politics; science; women; TEDWomen; 2010
|Kavita Ramdas: Radical women, embracing tradition - TED.com|
Investing in women can unlock infinite potential around the globe. But how can women walk the line between Western-style empowerment and traditional culture? Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women talks about three encounters with powerful women who fight to make the world better -- while preserving the traditions that sustain them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; culture; social change; third world; women; 2009
|Jacqueline Novogratz on escaping poverty - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz tells a moving story of an encounter in a Nairobi slum with Jane, a former prostitute, whose dreams of escaping poverty, of becoming a doctor and of getting married were fulfilled in an unexpected way.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; activism; business; culture; global issues; poverty; women; work; 2009
|Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV - TED.com|
In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infections are more prevalent and doctors scarcer than anywhere else in the world. With a lack of medical professionals, Mitchell Besser enlisted the help of his patients to create mothers2mothers -- an extraordinary network of HIV-positive women whose support for each other is changing and saving liv
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; community; health; health care; women; 2010
|Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power - TED.com|
Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; culture; global issues; poetry; war; women; 2010
|Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media - TED.com|
How do you tell women’s stories? Ask women to tell them. At TEDxABQ, Megan Kamerick shows how the news media underrepresents women as reporters and news sources, and because of that tells an incomplete story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; global issues; journalism; media; tedx; women; TEDxABQ; 2011
|Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence - TED.com|
This talk begins with a personal story of sexual violence that may be difficult to listen to. But that’s the point, says citizen journalist Meera Vijayann: Speaking out on tough, taboo topics is the spark for change. Vijayann uses digital media to speak honestly about her experience of gender violence in her home country of India -- and calls on others to speak out too.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; TEDx; activism; gender; media; violence; women; TEDxHousesOfParliament; 2014
|Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison - TED.com|
At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others' lives. But what about girls whose fathers can't be there -- because they're in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance. (Filmed at TEDxWomen)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; activism; children; dance; parenting; social change; women; youth; TEDxWomen 2012; 2012
|Elif Shafak: The politics of fiction - TED.com|
Listening to stories widens the imagination; telling them lets us leap over cultural walls, embrace different experiences, feel what others feel. Elif Shafak builds on this simple idea to argue that fiction can overcome identity politics.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; novel; politics; storytelling; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Jacqueline Novogratz on patient capitalism - TED.com|
Jacqueline Novogratz shares stories of how "patient capital" can bring sustainable jobs, goods, services -- and dignity -- to the world's poorest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; business; development; global issues; investment; medicine; philanthropy; poverty; women; 2007
|Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive - TED.com|
There's no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it's forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so -- and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Islam; cars; culture; global issues; women; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Sunitha Krishnan fights sex slavery - TED.com|
Sunitha Krishnan has dedicated her life to rescuing women and children from sex slavery, a multimilion-dollar global market. In this courageous talk, she tells three powerful stories, as well as her own, and calls for a more humane approach to helping these young victims rebuild their lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; Asia; Slavery; children; global issues; poverty; sex; trafficking; women; 2009
|Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face - TED.com|
Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health -- including the remarkably different symptoms women present during a heart attack (and why they're often missed).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxWomen 2011; TED; Talks; health; medical research; medicine; science; women; 2011
|Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women - TED.com|
Hanna Rosin reviews startling new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates. Do these trends, both US-centric and global, signal the "end of men"? Probably not -- but they point toward an important societal shift worth deep discussi
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; education; global issues; women; 2010
|Shirin Neshat: Art in exile - TED.com|
Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat explores the paradox of being an artist in exile: a voice for her people, but unable to go home. In her work, she explores Iran pre- and post-Islamic Revolution, tracing political and societal change through powerful images of women.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; film; global issues; photography; politics; women; 2010
|Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave - TED.com|
Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” -- that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; love; relationships; violence; women; TEDxRainier; 2012
|Eman Mohammed: The courage to tell a hidden story - TED.com|
Eman Mohammed is one of the few female photojournalists in the Gaza Strip. Though openly shunned by many of her male colleagues, she is given unprecedented access to areas denied to men. In this short, visual talk, she critiques gender norms in her community by bringing light to hidden stories.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Middle East; TED Fellows; gender; global issues; journalism; photography; women; TED2014; 2014
|Brenda Laurel on games for girls - TED.com|
A TED archive gem. At TED in 1998, Brenda Laurel asks: Why are all the top-selling videogames aimed at little boys? She spent two years researching the world of girls (and shares amazing interviews and photos) to create a game that girls would love.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED1998; TED; Talks; arts; children; culture; design; entertainment; gaming; technology; women; 1998
|Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism - TED.com|
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; blog; culture; feminism; history; women; writing; 2010
|Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace - TED.com|
In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. AT TEDGlobal 2010, Zainab Salbi tells powerful "backline" stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; iraq; politics; war; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement - TED.com|
In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men -- many of them illiterate -- to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; development; education; global issues; invention; women; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice - TED.com|
Sheryl WuDunn's book "Half the Sky" investigates the oppression of women globally. Her stories shock. Only when women in developing countries have equal access to education and economic opportunity will we be using all our human resources.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Slavery; development; economics; education; poverty; third world; trafficking; women; TEDGlobal 2010; 2010
|Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law - TED.com|
Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; law; women; TEDGlobal 2014; 2014
|Isabel Allende tells tales of passion - TED.com|
Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, the definition of feminism -- and, of course, passion -- in this talk.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; entertainment; global issues; love; parenting; storytelling; women; world cultures; 2007
|Vusi Mahlasela sings "Thula Mama" - TED.com|
South African singer-songwriter Vusi Mahlasela dedicates his song, "Thula Mama," to all women -- and especially his grandmother.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2007; TED; Talks; Africa; activism; entertainment; live music; music; short talk; singer; women; 2007